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Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts

Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts

From US$ 27.03 per person

Listen to the most beautiful and famous melodies from the master of opera Giacomo Puccini, in a stunning venue with magnificent interpreters and acoustics. This music will move you and give you an experience of a lifetime.

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  • Enjoy an opera for all listeners from beginners to experts
  • Experience the 2,200-year-old church with stunning acoustics
  • Listen to Puccini's music in the city where he was born and lived
Full description

Be introduced to the Church of San Giovanni, the old Church of the Templars, in Lucca that hides the splendid Roman Spa, which can be visited. 2 professional singers (usually a soprano and tenor) accompanied by a pianist will perform the program of music. Every evening the festival sports varied professional performers and program. The same concert is performed only once in 365 days.  On Thursday, the theme is Puccini and Verdi, with arias, duets, and intermezzos from the masterworks of the two great opera composers.  On Friday, the theme is Puccini Opera Gala, with arias and duets from the masterworks of the maestro.  On Saturday, the theme is A Night at the Opera, with pieces from the opera repertoire from Handel to Puccini including all the major opera composers.  On Sunday, the theme is Puccini and the traditional Neapolitan songs, with arias from Puccini's operas and the Neapolitan melodies composed when Puccini was alive.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Church of San Giovanni entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Host or greeter: Italian

    • Not included: English-speaking Host or greeter

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Alcoholic drinks, water, soft drink

  • Equipment
    • Information booklet: English

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Meeting point

Concerts take place at the Church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata in Lucca. from 3rd November until 31st March Concerts will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday still at 7pm at the Oratorio di San Giuseppe al Museo della Cattedrale di Lucca (100 Metres from the Church of San Giovanni)

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  • You are only permitted to take photographs or videos if you do not disturb the audience or performers and you must not use the flash or move around the venue
  • There are seats at the end of the church for children and dogs in order to not disturb the audience or performers
  • There is no dress code
  • There will be an interval of 8 minutes between the first and second half of the concert
  • The program finishes at 8:20 PM subject to encores
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 262 reviews

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The church is easy to find. Kiosk to exchange your ticket is right in front of the church. We got there early and were seated in the front. Fantastically beautiful concert with soprano, tenor and pianist of great class. Nice mix of well-known and lesser-known arias and pieces of music. We enjoyed it immensely.

October 1, 2022

It's general seating. You can go inside at 630. Look around it's a nice church. Got my seats to the right and almost to the front. The singers and piano playing was fabulous! I can't believe how loud those ladies could sing, it just echoed throughout the church. Highly recommend.

August 21, 2022

The concert was amazing, but the directions for this event was incorrect. It was actually in another church. Beware that it can get very hot in the church, wich causes some adults to act like children, disturbing the wonderful performance. It was about 35 degrees celcius in the city when we were there.

July 5, 2022

Product ID: 262952